Pinwheel of Death

Bruce Roberts


SONGS

Writers Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad

Recorded 1978

Lyrics [verse 1]:
I'M NOT AS CRAZY
AS I USED TO BE.
SOME OF MY DEVILS
UPPED AND LEFT ME FREE
TO FIND A QUIET SPACE.
I'M NOT AS OUT OF PLACE.
I'M NOT AS LONELY
AS I WAS BEFORE.
I DON'T GO IN
'LESS THERE'S AN OPEN DOOR
TO LEAVE BY.
I'M STARTING TO BELIEVE
MY OWN EXISTENCE
HAS A RIGHT TO BE,

[Chorus]:
AND I'M COMING HOME AGAIN.
IT'S BEEN TOO LONG A TIME
GETTING BACK WHAT'S MINE,
AND I CAN'T REMEMBER
WHY I WENT AWAY.
BUT IT'S LOOKING NOW
LIKE MAYBE I CAN STAY.

[verse 2]:
THE POETS CRY FOR DREAMS
THEY NEVER SAW.
THE ONLY CERTAINTY
IS NOTHING'S SURE,
AND MOST THINGS
STAY THE SAME,
OR GO BACK WHERE THEY CAME.
AND THOUGH MY ANSWERS
STILL ARE UNDEFINED,
BY TAKING CHANCES
I CAN START TO FIND
SOME REASONS,
SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN.
I CAN MAKE IT THROUGH,
I CAN MAKE IT THROUGH.

[Chorus]:
AND I'M COMING HOME AGAIN.
IT'S BEEN TOO LONG A TIME
GETTING BACK WHAT'S MINE,
AND I CAN'T REMEMBER
WHY I WENT AWAY.
BUT IT'S LOOKING NOW
LIKE MAYBE I CAN STAY.

HELLO MY FRIENDS,
I'VE BEEN NEGLECTING YOU AWHILE.
MAYBE NOW
WE'LL KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER.
TIME HAS A WAY
OF ALWAYS TURNING UP A
SMILE.
NOW I'VE GOT THE TIME TO KNOW YOU BETTER.

'CAUSE I'M NOT AS LONELY
AS I WAS BEFORE.
I DON'T GO IN
'LESS THERE'S AN OPEN DOOR
TO LEAVE BY.
I'M STARTING TO BELIEVE
MY OWN EXISTENCE
HAS A RIGHT TO BE,

[Chorus]:
AND I'M COMING HOME AGAIN.
IT'S BEEN TOO LONG A TIME
GETTING BACK WHAT'S MINE,
AND I CAN'T REMEMBER
WHY I WENT AWAY.
BUT IT'S LOOKING NOW
LIKE MAYBE,
LIKE MAYBE,
LIKE MAYBE I CAN STAY.
Writers Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager

Genres Showtune, Pop, Movie Song

Recorded 1982

Lyrics HERE AS I WATCH
THE SHIPS GO BY,
I'M ROOTED TO MY SHORE,
I KEEP ASKING MYSELF WHY,
AND IF THERE'S MORE
ON THE OTHER SIDE.
HERE AS I SEE THE FRIENDS
I THOUGHT I MADE,
A LITTLE BIT CRAZED,
AND KNOWING NOW
WE'VE OUTGROWN
ONE ANOTHER.

STARMAKER,
DREAM BREAKER,
SOUL TAKER,
WE'RE HAPPY NOW.

NOW WHEN I SEE
THE THINGS I WANT,
I CAN TAKE THE THINGS
I SEE,
BUT I KEEP ASKING MYSELF
WHY,
AND IF THERE AIN'T
JUST A LITTLE BIT
MORE FOR ME.
HERE, WHEN IT'S TIME
TO COUNT THE COST,
I KEEP MEASURING
WHAT I'VE LOST,
AND WONDERING
IF YOU KNEW
IT WOULD ALL END UP
WITH YOU.

STARMAKER,
DREAM BREAKER,
SOUL TAKER,
WE'RE HAPPY NOW.

HERE, AS I WATCH
THE TIME GO BY,
HOW I'D LIKE TO SAIL
AWAY,
LEAVING ALL MY PAST
BEHIND,
BUT I KNOW
I'D ONLY LAST
FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.
HERE STANDS EVERYTHING
I THOUGHT I MADE,
IT'S THE ONLY LIFE
I KNOW,
AND I CAN'T EVEN CALL IT
MY OWN
I'VE GOT NO HOPE,
I BELONG TO YOU.

MY STARMAKER,
DREAM BREAKER,
SOUL TAKER,
WE'RE HAPPY NOW,
WE'RE SO HAPPY NOW.
 


Cowriters: Carole Bayer Sager